Apr 24, 2006

"Stop it!"

The April 21 issue of The Tidings carries a little box on page 2, headlined "F.Y.I."

The box says, "Child Safety tip: Teach children to say, 'Stop it,' to instructions that might encourage them to do things they do not really want to do. Reinforce the rule that children should say, 'Stop it,' to requests or demands that make them feel uncomfortable, even if they think they should obey..."

Okay, we are spiritual children of this Archdiocese and this Ordinary. So, like good boys and girls, let us put this "Stop it" tip from The Tidings into action right now against "requests or demands that make [us] feel uncomfortable..."

Against manipulative drives to wreckovate our churches into tabernacle-less, sanctuary-less clones of liberal Protestant churches, we say, "Cardinal, stop it!"

Against liturgical abuses such as glass flagons for the Precious Blood, we say, "Cardinal, stop it!"

Against the notion that we must stand during and after Holy Communion, instead of kneeling for our thanksgiving, we say, "Cardinal, stop it!"

Against having our sanctuaries overrun during Mass with lay "altar egos" when priests, deacons, and sisters are available to distribute Communion, we say, "Cardinal, stop it!"

Against sermons that never, ever explain why we need to form our conscience in line with the Church and go to Confession, we say, "Cardinal, stop it!"

Against the evident Archdiocesan homily policy that never, ever lets priests relate the Gospel and the Readings to our Catholic duty to fight the rampant mortal sins and crimes of abortion, contraception and fornication, we say, "Cardinal, stop it!"

Against the moral torpor and indifference with which too many parishes fail to save Catholic and other babies and expecting mothers from the many abortion centers in our midst, we say, "Cardinal, stop it!"

Against the refusal to make the Tridentine Latin Mass widely available at convenient locations and times, we say, "Cardinal, stop it!"

Against having REC speakers who are dissenters and who recommend "Brokeback Mountain," we say, "Cardinal, stop it!"

Against the evident policy of turning away orthodox "conservative" applicants to the seminary and claiming there is a vocations shortage, we say, "Cardinal, stop it!"

Against the anti-clerical policy of planning to turn over parish after parish to be run by sisters and laity instead of priests, we say, "Cardinal, stop it!"

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anthony said...

This just in:

A message from your Chancery in the Diocese of (INSERT NAME HERE):

Re: Your Call To Orthodoxy and Obedience:

STOP IT!

Sadly this is the message many of us seem to be receiving.

11:32 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anthony,

Great comment! Thanks for writing. We can all stick together, anyway, and we know that we will never quit.

11:36 PM  
Blogger skeetor said...

this pretty much covers it all Q, good post.

3:27 AM  
Blogger Saint Johns Army said...

GREAT POST!

4:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in the liberal Archdiocese of Baltimore, I sent a letter to one of the bishops about rampant liturgical abuses. I have yet to hear from him. The fish rots from the head down, you know.

6:18 AM  
Anonymous FXB said...

Excellent post, Mr. Q!

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anthony said...

Hey anon, if you can speak freely, where in the Archdiocese are you? I grew up right downtown.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anthony, I live in Howard County, the western vicariate. (sp?)

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Barbara said...

Q, you're being sent over to Angelqueen again with this one. Thanks. Topic title is, "Supreme Court Won't Hear Mahony's Case."

10:29 PM  

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